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Name: Carol
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Hometown: Northern California
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Member since: Sun May 15, 2005, 01:28 PM
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I joined DU following the election melt down that produced the second George the Lesser Term of Office. I am outraged by war, by out-sourcing of jobs, by Corporate control of both parties, and enheartened by my fellow citizens who are bravely part of "Occupy!"

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When it is stated that no one has been jailed for crimes of Iraq War era -

I just want to scream.

As one decent person was indeed jailed for illegal activities that came about during that war.

He is John Kiriakou, a man who exposed the ways that torture was being routinely conducted.

No other American has been brought to court and tried for actual crimes, only this one whistle blower.

But recently Democratic Congressman Moran, of Virginia, has asked for a pardon for Kirakou:

More on this story at this tiny url link:
http://tinyurl.com/moh35kr

Or else here if you are good a cutting and pasting long entries:
http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2014/11/20/congressman-criticizes-selective-prosecution-of-cia-whistleblower-john-kiriakou-calls-for-pardon/#at_pco=cfd-1.0&at_ab=-&at_pos=6&at_tot=8&at_si=54ea3a6852856864

From the above article:
On the floor of House of Representatives on November 17, Virginia Democratic Representative Jim Moran put forward a stinging rebuke of the “selective prosecution” of former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou. He asked President Barack Obama to pardon Kiriakou and called the fifteen-year CIA veteran “an American hero.”

Kiriakou was the first member of the CIA to publicly acknowledge that torture was official US policy under President George W. Bush’s administration. He was convicted in October 2012 after he pled guilty to violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA). He was sentenced to two and a half years in jail in January 2013, and reported to Federal Correctional Institution Loretto in Pennsylvania on February 28, 2013, where he has been serving his sentence. (Firedoglake has been publishing Kiriakou’s letters from prison written as “Letters from Loretto”.)

what this week's Mainstream Media failed to mention about ISIS -

While watching TV on Wednesday, to hear again and again the stories of Iraqi people's internal organs being sold by ISIL/ISIS for profit for their war efforts, I received the following information in my email account.

Apparently there has been a major push by the United Nations to have a truce come about inside Syria, but that truce would only benefit ISIL/ISIS?

http://www.activistpost.com/2015/02/natoun-desperately-seek-ceasefire-to.html

THE UN looking for truce to help out ISIS?

From the above link:
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THE UN looking for truce to help out ISIS?
Interesting account of what is really going on with Syria and ISIS. Even "as the Syrian military is poised to make such a monumental victory over the Western-backed jihadists, the United Nations has announced its plans for a ceasefire in and around Aleppo.

"The plan, spearheaded by UN envoy Steffan de Mistura has apparently been in the works for months – since about the time that the Syrian military began its encirclement operation around Aleppo.

"De Mistura’s plan would involve a six-week truce and the halting of aerial bombardment and artillery shelling of Aleppo in all quarters of the city. De Mistura claims that he received assurances from Syrian President Assad that the Syrian government is willing to participate in the truce.

"However, it is worth noting that the peace deal benefits only the death squad fighters funded by the West and operating on the ground inside the country, particularly those fighting inside Aleppo. For instance, the proposal seeks to end all aerial bombardment and artillery shelling of all quarters of the city – handcuffs that affect the Syrian military much more so than the death squads since the jihadists have no air force with which to bombard the city."


Big Organized Money Attempts take over of Cannabis leglization efforts:

http://californiacannabiscoalition.org/wp/are-those-the-hoofbeats-of-a-trojan-horse-i-hear/

Interesting report on what is going on as the Big Monied Interests attempt to
take over the marijuana legalization effort here in California
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